America is literally awash in antidepressants. Blame the surfeit of drugs in our system on a confusion between illness and suffering.
Research subjects in developing countries--often the poorest, the sickest and with the fewest options--become more vulnerable.
The psychological wounds of war will be with us for years to come.
An eviscerated Consumer Product Safety Commission means American children still face perils from their toys.
As safety scandals dampen the public's appetite for cheap imports, the European Union is raising doubts about standards and oversight in the US toy industry.
A scourge of health problems has nail salon workers wondering about the industry's safety standards.
The perennial temptation to blame disease on sin or some grave moral failing just took another hit.
Congressional hearings about head injuries in the NFL raise questions about the consequences for old-timers and present-day players.
Atul Gawande offers up a banal self-help manual for aspiring MDs, while Pauline Chen prescribes a dose of compassion.
A new "ethnic correctness" is taking hold among minorities that might reverse a rising trend among Asians and others to undergo plastic surgery to look more westernized.